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Recap of NHLPA Ratification Meeting

from the CP via Canada.com,

NHL players voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed labour settlement Thursday, setting the stage for a return to hockey. "I'm pleased to announce that the NHLPA members voted today and ratified the new collective bargaining agreement," said NHL Players' Association executive director Bob Goodenow. "If the NHL board of governors ratifies the agreement, as we expect they will tomorrow, the hockey world will still be able to celebrate the return of NHL hockey."

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Linden:  “Very Strong Deal for the Players”

Trevor Linden on TSN, "Very strong deal for the players. Not even close to what was offered in February." Linden compared the CBA negotiations to a tough workout, you say why did I do this then you realize the reward was worth it.

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NHLPA Ratifies New CBA

via CP,

The NHL is one step closer to resuming play next season. On Thursday, the NHLPA put the labour dispute with the league behind them ratifying a new collective bargaining agreement. "I'm pleased to announce that NHLPA members voted today and ratified the new collective bargaingin agreement. If the board of governors do the same on Friday, the hockey world will soon be able to celebrate the return of NHL hockey", announced NHLPA Executive Director Bob Goodenow at Thursday's news conference. The union boss said 87 to 88 per cent of players who voted approved the new deal. "We're fully committed to the new deal and we anticipate great success for the game as we go forward."

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NHLPA Press Conference

The NHLPA will hold a news conference today at 4 p.m. ET in Toronto. NHL.com will stream the press conference live. NHL.com will also provide live streaming video and audio of Friday's NHL news conference in New York at approximately 3 p.m. ET and the Draft Lottery at 4 p.m. ET. Remember, TSN will also be streaming the PA Conference and NHL Lottery Show tomorrow. Also some talk that ESPN News will show the PA Conference at 4pm today.

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Coverage of NHL Lottery Announcement

In the U.S., ESPN News will carry national coverage and regional sports networks Altitude (Denver), Comcast Sports Net (Chicago, Mid-Atlantic and Philadelphia) and Madison Square Garden (New York) will telecast in their respective viewing areas. For cyber fans around the world, the drama will unfold live on NHL.com, TSN.ca, AOL com and MSN.com.

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NHLPA Vote

The NHLPA has ratified the deal; there are enough votes in to reach at least 51% of the vote.

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TSN Webcast Today

TSN.ca will cybercast today’s NHLPA news conference where NHLPA Executive Director Bob Goodenow, along with NHL Comissioner Gary Bettman will discuss the results of today's ratification vote, starting at 4pm et/1pm pt.

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PA Press Conference Now at 4pm

per Sportsnet, The NHLPA will hold a media conference Thursday at 4 p.m. following the outcome of the players ratification vote on a new collective bargaining agreement.

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NHLPA Vote Underway

via CP,

NHL players have begun voting on the league's proposed new labour agreement. Voting began around 10 a.m. EDT and was expected to take several hours. Some 225 players are in Toronto for the vote, with the other 500 or so casting their ballots electronically. The NHLPA meeting started Wednesday. Talks went well into the night, with players still milling about with each other well past 1 a.m. Thursday. The players resumed discussions at 8:30 a.m. Thursday's meeting is due to wrap up following lunch, followed by an afternoon news conference with both NHLPA boss Bob Goodenow and commissioner Gary Bettman. The league is due to ratify the agreement Friday in New York.

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CBA Primer

Additional information on the CBA, from CP via TSN. - The average salary from an entire contract is what will count against the salary cap and not the actual salary from that very season. So a deal that starts at $4 million, then goes to $5 million and ends up at $6 million counts as $5 million a year against the cap. - The entry-level system will limit those players to $850,000 a year in salary (which it was 10 years ago) with bonuses not as easily reachable as the previous deal. The maximum possible amount in bonuses is $4.5 million although it's unrealistic for almost anyone to reach all the lofty targets. - Two-way salary arbitration. Both players and owners can select to go to arbitration, whereas only players had those rights in the previous deal. This will allow owners to downgrade underperforming players.

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